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FDA approves Cubists' drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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By Amrutha Penumudi and Rosmi Shaji (Reuters) - Cubist Pharmaceutical Inc's drug to treat complicated urinary tract and intra-abdominal infections won U.S. approval on Friday, highlighting the regulator's interest in tackling the growing threat of the so-called superbugs. Cubist shares were up 1.9 percent in extended...(more) 




Woman mistakes $750 truffle for free sample at restaurant

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A diner is in deep truffle trouble after mistakenly took a $750 pricey delicacy that she thought was a free sample.  




Australian mother accused of killing 7 kids and her niece

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Australian police have arrested a mother who allegedly killed seven of her children, as well as her niece, in a bloody knife attack.  



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Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel

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GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. The bombs...(more) 



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EPA announces first federal regulations for coal ash waste

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Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity. 



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UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 million for oil spill

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006....(more) 



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Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview'

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Friday it is looking for alternatives to release "The Interview" after it scrapped the Christmas Day theatrical opening of the screwball comedy at the center of a cyber attack on the studio blamed on North Korea. 



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Is China’s demand for coal going to keep rising? Don’t bet on it

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The fate of the world more or less depends on the trajectory of coal use in China. (To say nothing of the fate of major coal companies.) So what is that trajectory, anyway? Recently the International Energy Agency released its Medium-Term Coal Market Report for...(more) 



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Accolades pour in for Lakers' Bryant

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By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has often been a polarizing figure during his illustrious NBA career, criticized by some for being too selfish and not doing enough as a facilitator for his team mates. For his peers,...(more) 



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Oklahoma to again employ injection mix used in flawed execution

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By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to use the same lethal injection drug combination it employed during a botched execution in April, Department of Corrections officials told a federal court hearing arguments on whether to halt death sentences in the state from being...(more) 



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Modern Love: Love Built on Discord

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Comparing your life with an old college roommate’s. 



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In Transit Blog: The Berlin Wall, by App

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The digital application Timetraveler integrates historic content about the Berlin Wall into live camara view of a mobile device. 



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